1981–82 Yugoslav First League

The 1981–82 Yugoslav First League season was the 36th season of the First Federal League (Serbo-Croatian: Prva savezna liga), the top level association football competition of SFR Yugoslavia, since its establishment in 1946. The season began on 26 July 1981 and ended on 2 May 1982. Dinamo Zagreb led by Miroslav Blažević won their fourth title five points ahead of previous season's champions Red Star.

Prva savezna liga
Season1981–82
Dates26 July 1981 –
2 May 1982
ChampionsDinamo Zagreb (4th title)
RelegatedTeteks
NK Zagreb
European CupDinamo Zagreb
Cup Winners' CupRed Star
UEFA CupHajduk Split
Sarajevo
Top goalscorerSnješko Cerin (19)

TeamsEdit

A total of eighteen teams contested the league, including sixteen sides from the 1980–81 season and two sides promoted from the 1980–81 Yugoslav Second League (YSL) as winners of the two second level divisions East and West. The league was contested in a double round robin format, with each club playing every other club twice, for a total of 34 rounds. Two points were awarded for wins and one point for draws.

Borac Banja Luka and Napredak Kruševac were relegated from the 1980–81 Yugoslav First League after finishing the season in bottom two places of the league table. The two clubs promoted to top level were Osijek and Teteks Tetovo.

Locations of teams' home cities in the 1981–82 Yugoslav First League
Team Location Federal Republic Position
in 1980–81
Budućnost Titograd   SR Montenegro 0066th
Dinamo Zagreb Zagreb   SR Croatia 0055th
Hajduk Split Split   SR Croatia 0022nd
OFK Belgrade Belgrade   SR Serbia 01515th
Olimpija Ljubljana   SR Slovenia 01212th
Osijek Osijek   SR Croatia N/A
Partizan Belgrade   SR Serbia 0088th
Radnički Niš Niš   SR Serbia 0033rd
Red Star Belgrade   SR Serbia 0011st
Rijeka Rijeka   SR Croatia 0077th
Sarajevo Sarajevo   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 01313th
Sloboda Tuzla   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0044th
Teteks Tetovo   SR Macedonia N/A
Vardar Skopje   SR Macedonia 01111th
Velež Mostar   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 0099th
Vojvodina Novi Sad   SR Serbia 01010th
NK Zagreb Zagreb   SR Croatia 01616th
Željezničar Sarajevo   SR Bosnia and Herzegovina 01414th

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Dinamo Zagreb (C) 34 20 9 5 67 32 +35 49 Qualification for European Cup first round
2 Red Star Belgrade 34 17 10 7 68 40 +28 44 Qualification for Cup Winners' Cup first round
3 Hajduk Split 34 17 10 7 53 31 +22 44 Qualification for UEFA Cup first round
4 Sarajevo 34 16 7 11 57 54 +3 39
5 Željezničar 34 16 6 12 52 37 +15 38
6 Partizan 34 14 9 11 40 31 +9 37
7 Velež 34 13 10 11 49 40 +9 36
8 Budućnost 34 13 8 13 47 44 +3 34
9 Olimpija 34 9 15 10 39 38 +1 33
10 Vojvodina 34 12 8 14 48 48 0 32
11 Radnički Niš 34 12 8 14 37 44 −7 32
12 Rijeka 34 11 10 13 39 54 −15 32
13 Sloboda Tuzla 34 9 13 12 36 44 −8 31
14 Vardar 34 12 6 16 43 51 −8 30
15 OFK Belgrade 34 9 12 13 33 41 −8 30
16 Osijek 34 9 11 14 36 37 −1 29
17 Teteks (R) 34 8 7 19 31 68 −37 23 Relegation to Yugoslav Second League
18 NK Zagreb (R) 34 7 5 22 27 68 −41 19
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BUD DIN HAJ OFK OLI OSI PAR RNI RSB RIJ SAR SLO TET VAR VEL VOJ ZAG ŽEL
Budućnost 1–0 0–0 4–2 4–2 3–2 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 2–0 4–2 2–0 2–0 3–1 4–0 0–1
Dinamo Zagreb 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 3–2 4–0 4–0 3–2 4–2 3–0 7–0 2–0
Hajduk Split 2–1 1–2 1–4 3–1 4–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–4 2–1 7–0 2–0 0–3[a] 0–0 4–0 2–1
OFK Belgrade 1–3 0–0 2–2 0–0 3–2 1–0 0–0 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 3–1 3–1 4–2 0–0
Olimpija 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 3–1 2–2 0–3 3–0 4–1 0–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 3–0
Osijek 0–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 5–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–0
Partizan 0–0 0–0 2–3 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–4 1–0 0–0 7–2 4–0 1–0 4–1 2–0 2–0 1–0
Radnički Niš 5–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–4 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–0
Red Star 1–1 2–2 2–1 4–1 2–2 2–1 1–0 3–0 4–1 5–1 2–2 3–2 4–0 0–0 2–3 3–2 1–2
Rijeka 0–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 5–4 0–0 2–1 0–1 2–2 1–0 3–2 1–1 2–0 3–1
Sarajevo 2–1 2–3 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 3–2 2–1 6–1 1–4 4–1 3–1 4–1 1–0 0–0 2–1
Sloboda Tuzla 3–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 2–2 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–4
Teteks 2–1 1–4 1–0 0–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 0–3 2–1 2–3 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–2
Vardar 2–1 0–3 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 3–2 1–0 3–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 3–0
Velež 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 0–0 2–1 2–4 4–1 4–0 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 5–1 1–1
Vojvodina 2–0 3–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 4–3 4–0 0–2 1–1 4–1 4–1 1–1 4–3 0–3 4–1 2–0
NK Zagreb 1–1 1–2 0–3 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 0–2 0–3 1–1 0–1 2–0 2–1 3–2 2–0 2–0 1–2
Željezničar 3–1 3–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 4–0 0–0 1–2 4–1 1–1 6–0 4–2 2–0 2–1 2–0
Source: DataSoccer.it
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ Match awarded 0–3 to Velež.

Winning squadEdit

Champions: Dinamo Zagreb
Player League
Matches Goals
  Marko Mlinarić 33 2
  Marijan Vlak 32 0
  Snježan Cerin 31 19
  Petar Bručić 31 2
  Dragan Bošnjak 30 2
  Džemal Mustedanagić 29 0
  Velimir Zajec 28 1
  Zvjezdan Cvetković 26 3
  Milivoj Bračun 26 0
  Stjepan Deverić 25 11
  Zoran Panić 23 8
  Zlatko Kranjčar[a] 17 12
  Ismet Hadžić[a] 16 0
  Emil Dragičević 15 1
  Zlatan Arnautović 9 4
  Borislav Cvetković[a] 9 1
  Željko Hohnjec 9 1
  Marin Kurtela 6 0
  Drago Dumbović 6 0
  Milan Ćalasan 4 0
  Zvonko Marić 3 0
  Branko Devčić 3 0
  Mladen Munjaković 3 0
  Radimir Bobinac 2 0
  Davor Braun 2 0
  Čedomir Jovičević 1 0
  Edward Krnčević 1 0
Coach: Miroslav Blažević
  1. ^ a b c played only the second part of the season, after coming back from the mandatory army stint at the mid-season winter break

Season statisticsEdit

  • Widest winning margin: 7 goals:
    • Dinamo Zagreb 7–0 NK Zagreb (13 September 1981)
    • Hajduk Split 7–0 Teteks (31 March 1982)
  • Most goals in a match: 9 goals:
    • Rijeka 5–4 Radnički Niš (23 August 1981)
    • Partizan 7–2 Sloboda (25 April 1982)

Top scorersEdit

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1   Snješko Cerin Dinamo Zagreb 19
2   Edin Bahtić Željezničar 17
3   Dušan Savić Red Star 16
4   Zlatko Vujović Hajduk Split 15
  Vasil Ringov Vardar
6   Zlatko Kranjčar Dinamo Zagreb 12
  Predrag Pašić Sarajevo
  Vili Ameršek Olimpija
9   Stjepan Deverić Dinamo Zagreb 11
  Safet Sušić Sarajevo
  Dušan Bajević Velež

See alsoEdit

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